Diatonic chords

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Which answer is right?

  • Diatonic chords are chords of the same chord type whose root tones belong to one particular major scale.
  • Diatonic chords are the chords you get by stacking thirds over every tone of a scale by using just the tones of the scale.
  • A diatonic chord is a "linking chord" whose root tone doesn't belong to the currently used scale.